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UCMP's Cal Day 2009 schedule of events

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Drop by the UC Museum of Paleontology on Saturday, April 18, 2009 between 9 am and 4 pm to participate in our annual Cal Day open house.

Tours, displays and demonstrations will take place throughout the day.

All UCMP events take place in and around the Valley Life Sciences building; locations are noted in the schedule below. Click for directions to campus and to the building.
 

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30
Meet T. rex and Pteranodon: Visit T. rex and Pteranodon, buy a museum t-shirt, and get free tickets for tours of the UC Museum of Paleontology collections. (Wallace Atrium, 1st floor VLSB)
The "Biodiversity" Roadshow: This collaboration between UCMP, the Essig Museum of Entomology, and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology provides identification services for the public. Wondering what that fossil, insect, or vertebrate is? Bring it in and let the experts take a look at it (nothing dangerous please!). (1101 VLSB)   The "Biodiversity" Roadshow (continued)
  Tours of the UCMP Collections: See the Museum's extensive collections. Tickets are limited so come early. Tickets available at the t-shirt table; tours leave at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30. (Wallace Atrium, 1st floor VLSB)   Tours of the UCMP Collections (continued)
Tours leave at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30.
Travels With Charles: An Exploration of Darwin's Beagle Voyage: This collaboration between BNHM and the Biosciences Library examines paleontological, biological, and cultural observations made by Darwin at select landfalls during the Beagle voyage, featuring specimens from the Berkeley Natural History Museums. (VLSB courtyard)
A Walk Through Time: Evolutionary Research at Cal: Based on a timeline running around the perimeter of the courtyard, this BNHM collaboration explores how life evolved on Earth. Stations feature displays, activities, live plants and animals, and scientists describing research and important points on the timeline. (VLSB courtyard)
Human Evolution and Everyday Life: See the new human evolution exhibit, learn about field work in Ethiopia, and talk to students and scientists about how our evolutionary history affects us in our day-to-day lives. (VLSB courtyard)
Lecture:* Sex and the Single Dinosaur: Using Bone Tissue to Understand Dinosaur Reproduction (2040 VLSB) ‹ Graduate student Sarah Werning shows how fossil bone tissues offer us a chance to see how dinosaurs grew and reproduced, and this information explains why the living dinosaurs (birds) grow differently from other animals.
  Lecture:* Darwin, Dover, and Intelligent Design: What's next for anti-evolutionists (2040 VLSB) ‹ Professor Kevin Padian, a national authority on evolution, discusses the conflicts between evolution and creationism and where this debate is headed in the future.
  Lecture:* Darwin's voyage around the world: What would he think now? (2040 VLSB) ‹ Professor Jere Lipps retraces Darwin's Beagle voyage and explains what has happened to the places that helped Darwin develop the theory of evolution.
  Lecture:* Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming (2060 VLSB) ‹ Professor Tony Barnosky discusses how global warming is pushing nature itself towards extinction and how you can help save it. Following the lecture, get a signed copy of Tony's book down by the T. rex.
  Lecture: The Evolution of Dinosaur Horns, Spikes and Domes in Triceratops and Pachy-
cephalosaurs
(2060 VLSB)
‹ UCMP Assistant Director Mark Goodwin talks about horn growth in Triceratops, the purpose of a pachycephalosaur's bony, domed skull, and more.

* Indicates lectures cosponsored by the Department of Integrative Biology.

Visit the official Cal Day site in early April for a schedule of events for the entire UC Berkeley campus.